The Riverbend Striders

The Great Pizza Challenge
5K Run & Walk &
Lil' Pepperoni 1/4 Mile Kid's Race

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

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The Great Pizza Challenge is In-Person!

Please consider donating to your choice of the following: The Flint YMCA, Flushing Track/XC Teams, 

Swartz Creek Track/XC Teams using the donate tab above!

The Great Pizza Challenge is in-person this year!

Note: When registering more than one person, you must come back to product page and add their race/shirt size to cart. Please make sure to fill out all attendee information for each registration on cart page before checking out.

STARTING TIME:
The 5K Run and Walk start at 6:00 PM.

Lil' Pepperoni 1/4 Mile (Children ages 4 - 10) starts at 5:45 PM.

Late registration opens at 4:30 PM.

LOCATION:
Downtown Flint YMCA - 411 E. 3rd Street, Flint, MI 48503

DIRECTIONS:

From I-475, north & south, exit Court go straight on service drive to Third, turn west on Third to YMCA. YMCA is on corner of I-475 Service Drive (Chavez) and Third. From I-69, east & west; Saginaw Street Exit to Second, turn right on Second to Chavez, then right to Third.

COURSE:
Course is 100% paved, start and finish near the Greater Flint YMCA.

REGISTRATION:
Early Registration fee ends with entries postmarked by Thursday, August 5, 2021. Late registration and packet pick-up at Bauman’s Running and Walking Shop, 1473 W. Hill Rd:

Wednesday, August 11, from 12:00 PM to 6:00PM
Race Day from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Race day registration begins at 5:00 PM at the Greater Flint YMCA. All pre-registered entrants will receive a high quality shirt if purchased.

Sorry, but we cannot guarantee shirts on race day to late registrants.

Race day registration begins at 4:30 PM at the YMCA. $20 no shirt/$30 w/shirt on race day.

WITH Shirt:
On or before August 5 - $21.00
Late Registration - $26.00

NO Shirt:
On or before August 5 - $11.00
Late Registration - $16.00

Student & Lil' Pepperoni 1/4 Mile:
On or before August 5—$5.00
Late Registration—$5.00

Riverbend Strider Members may deduct $1.00 from preregistration fees only. 

Use Promo Code: STRIDER21 @ Checkout! (We check member registration for promo code usage).

FACILITIES:

Restrooms are available.

AWARDS:

Awards to Overall and Masters Male & Female; at least top 3 male & female fnishers in each run division.

We will go deeper in the largest run and walk divisions, based on participation.

PRIZES: Overall Male & Female for both Runners and Walkers will receive a free entry with shirt for a future Riverbend Strider race of your choosing good for up to 1 year.

AGE GROUPS:

RUNNERS: Male and Female: 12-under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over.

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION: Three special award categories for men 185-199 pounds, 200-219 and 220 pounds and over. You must check appropriate box and indicate weight on entry form.

WALKERS: Male and Female: 19 & under, 20-29,30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over.

POST RACE: Free pizza is available after the race for all registered participants.

SEND ENTRIES TO:
Great Pizza Challenge
P.O. Box 233
Flushing, MI 48433

or drop entries off at Bauman's Running and Walking Shop, 1473 Hill Road, Flint, MI.

Please consider donating to the following:

Donate to the Flint YMCA
Donate to the Flint YMCA

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Donate to Flushing Cross Country/Track
Donate to Flushing Cross Country/Track

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Donate to Swartz Creek Cross Country/Track
Donate to Swartz Creek Cross Country/Track

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